Institutional barriers to successful innovations: Perceptions of rural farmers and key stakeholders in southwest Nigeria

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Kolade, O., Harpham, T. and Kibreab, G. (2014). Institutional barriers to successful innovations: Perceptions of rural farmers and key stakeholders in southwest Nigeria. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development . 6 (4), pp. 339-353.
AuthorsKolade, O., Harpham, T. and Kibreab, G.
Abstract

Diffusion studies in sub-Saharan Africa have typically focused on the impact of traditional adoption factors on uptake of technological innovations. This study draws on semi-structured interviews of rural farmers and in-depth interviews of stakeholders in southwest Nigeria to examine the impact of institutional factors on the success of technological innovations. The findings indicate that government policies, markets, financial institutions, infrastructure and other institutional conditions play significant role on the success of technological innovations. A successful innovation package should integrate institutional reforms with promotion of innovative inputs, and vibrant farmers’ cooperatives can be at the heart of such agrarian reform.

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Year2014
JournalAfrican Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development
Journal citation6 (4), pp. 339-353
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN 2042-1338
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/20421338.2014.966039
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20421338.2014.966039
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Deposited12 Dec 2019
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